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Splinter
Biographical information
Home

New York City
formerly Japan

Ethnicity

Japanese

Abilities

Ninjutsu

Occupation

Ninja

Affiliation

Ninja Turtles

Physical description
Species

Mutant rat
former human

Gender

Male

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Black

Out of universe information
Era(s)

Mutant Turtles

Publisher

Dengeki Comics

First appearance

Hero wa Manhole Kara Yattekita

Created by

Tsutomu Oyamada

Teachers and Students
Student(s)

Donatello
Leonardo
Michelangelo
Raphael

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In Mutant Turtles chronology, Yoshihama Takeshi (よしはまたけし) was a ninja in Japan who was exiled from his homeland. Arriving in New York City and living in the sewer with rats and turtles, they eventually came in contact with a strange mutagenic substance which transformed Takeshi into a rat man and anthropomorphized the turtles. Takeshi taught the turtles ninjutsu and raised them as his sons, and the turtles nicknamed him Splinter.

After the turtles ended up saving reporter April O'Neil from a group of thugs, they brought her to their home and when she came to, Splinter told her of their origin.

Later, Splinter came across the mobile fortress of his arch-nemesis Sawaki Oroku, the Technodrome, and was captured. The turtles ventured in and rescued him.

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